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For 45 years now, people have accused me of being an extrovert. I suppose they have their proof: I have no problem with public speaking, I am friendly and outgoing (boisterous, even, on occasion), I make friends easily, I talk a lot…the list goes on and on.

It’s a lie. I am an introvert, through and through.

The disparity comes from people’s lack of understanding what the real difference between and extrovert and an introvert really is: how we recharge, how we refuel, what calms us when we’re stressed, and what stresses us.

Extroverts recharge with other people. Introverts recharge alone.

Someone tweeted this today, and I was like – YES! That’s IT! So, this is for you, my introverted friends, who’ve been so misunderstood, and also for you, my extroverted friends – it’s not that I don’t love you, I just need to be left the hell alone sometimes!!